Private aviation brand Wheels Up has announced a partnership with Abercrombie & Kent to offer its members bespoke travel experiences. The partnership will be launched with two domestic Abercrombie & Kent curated and customized journeys, exploring America’s National Parks and the Pacific coast.
The itineraries can be booked on an individual basis at any time. Both domestic itineraries will utilize the Wheels Up fleet to fly between destinations, with private A&K guides for insider access.
In January 2022, Wheels Up and Abercrombie & Kent will offer a Wheels Up members-only journey to East Africa for the Great Migration. This excursion combines game-viewing with luxury accommodations that offer views of the Masai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Dedicated A&K private travel consultants will collaborate with Wheels Up members to design custom itineraries. Guests will also meet a knowledgeable, English-speaking A&K guide in each destination, supported by A&K logistics experts on the ground.
Wheels Up and Abercrombie & Kent will announce additional members-only itineraries to destinations such as Morocco, Southeast Asia, and more later this year.
Among the itineraries announced, “Tailor Made Pacific Coast Adventure by Wheels Up” is available now for customized Itineraries. Some of its highlights include a Big Sur road trip and private tastings in two of America’s premier wine regions; a hot-air balloon ride over Napa Valley at sunrise and a walk among the redwoods of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Guests will also get an opportunity to watch wild mustangs at a ranch in the coastal mountains above San Luis Obispo; and to cruise the waters of the San Juan Islands, searching for orcas, sea lions, seals and birds. This 10-day private itinerary uses a King Air 350i and can be customized for up to eight guests.
The “Tailor Made America’s National Parks by Wheels Up,” is a nine-day adventure, exploring Yosemite, Grand Canyon, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Highlights include access to historic buildings in the Grand Canyon with a private float around Horseshoe Bend, an off-road 4×4 adventure in Antelope Valley and a float down the Snake River in a traditional wooden McKenzie River dory. This itinerary can also be customized for up to eight guests.
“The Great Migration Safari: An Exclusive Small Group Journey for Wheels Up Members” is a 12-day itinerary, departing January 17 and February 14, 2022. The highlights of this itinerary include game drives in custom-made 4WD vehicles with unobstructed views from every seat. Guests will fly from one park and reserve to the next, relaxing between game drives at boutique camps and lodges, including one on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a location that affords early access to the crater floor, Africa’s “Garden of Eden.”
Wheels Up members will also receive special benefits while traveling with A&K, and A&K’s Marco Polo Club members receive preferred membership options to join Wheels Up for their private aviation needs.